Claremore Daily Progress

April 2, 2013

Leadership bill to cut Okla. income tax stalls

Staff Reports
Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY — The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee has stalled a leadership-backed bill to cut the state’s income tax and then declined to explain why the bill has been laid over.

The decision Tuesday by Tulsa Republican Sen. Mike Mazzei (MAY’-zee) comes one day after a separate income tax proposal Mazzei sponsored was soundly rejected by a House committee.

When approached by reporters after the meeting, Mazzei declined to respond to questions and said he had a pressing meeting to attend.

The bill must be approved by a Senate committee before Thursday in order to proceed to the full Senate.

The Senate and the House have two separate proposals to cut the state’s top income tax rate.